Through the network partners SFTA strengthens its role as a center of gravity for the community, a platform, and information hub. Regular exchange of information on activities, joint projects (i.e. research projects) and alignments of these activities are the main aims of a network partnership.
The following organisations can become network partners of SFTA: Universities and schools (or institutes thereof), public sector entities, non-profit-organisations with relevant activities, and international peer organisations.
Network partners do not have membership status or voting rights, but may participate in various activities upon invitation.